Red Jet sets round-is­land record

High-speed ferry lays down a new chal­lenge for mo­tor boats

Motorboat & Yachting - - News -

Red Fun­nel’s Red Jet 6 has set a time of 1h 17m 17s for the anti-clock­wise cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tion of the Isle of Wight. Red Fun­nel en­gaged the ser­vices of the World Sail­ing Speed Record Coun­cil to over­see the at­tempt. Start­ing and fin­ish­ing on the Royal Yacht Squadron line off Cowes, the av­er­age recorded speed for the 50.78-mile course was 39.42 knots.

The record for multi-hull sail­ing boats was bro­ken in July this year when the 70ft tri­maran Con­cise 10 shaved a minute off Phaedo3’ s time of 2h 2m 31s set last year.

Kevin Ge­orge, Red Fun­nel’s CEO com­mented, “The quad-pow­ered ves­sel is the fastest Red Jet in our fleet. As she was built on the Is­land by Wight Ship­yard, it is only fit­ting that she should set a bench­mark time for the mul­ti­hulls to try and beat.”

Can you beat the Red Jet’s time of 1h 17m for cir­cum­nav­i­gat­ing the Isle of Wight?

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